Everything is political. Oh what a tangled web we weave when politics gets involved.
Everything is political.
- Did Ben Stein Just Demolish Trickle-Down Theory And A Raving Trump Surrogate Too? Did He? Bueller? October 31, 2016
Stein: And if I may say to my friend the Lt. Governor, there simply is no evidence that slashing the corporate tax rate produces growth. There’s a lot of allegations, but… McCaughey: That’s ridiculous. Stein: Did you say ‘That’s ridiculous’? McCaughey: I said ‘That’s ridiculous’! Stein: With all due respect, I’m the one that’s ...
- The GOP screwed themselves: The brilliant gerrymander that gave Republicans the Congress — and created Donald Trump – Salon.com October 31, 2016
In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress received more votes than Republican candidates. For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes failed to take control of the House. The people did vote for candidates who believed in gun-control reforms. Obama had it backward: it’s the Republican mapmakers who gerrymandered our democracy ...
- Gerrymandering could cost Democrats the House in 2016. Why? Because it probably did in 2012 October 24, 2016
gerrymandering could once again cost Democrats a majority in 2016 even if they win more votes cast in House races nationwide than Republicans do—as they did in 2012.
we must acknowledge just how systematically undemocratic our congressional elections actually are. One party should not be able to consistently lose the national popular vote yet easily retain its majority, ...
- Selling fear … because they have no ideas October 24, 2016
Why are Mr. Trump, the NRA, and other surrogates selling fear? It is simply because they have no ideas. Build a wall, repeal Obamacare, destroy ISIS, and Make America Great Again are not ideas. There is no substance to any of them. It is all about using fear to control people. Trump is a bully. As someone who ...
- The Republican Party as currently constituted is an existential threat to American democracy October 24, 2016
Republicans have, to one degree or another over the last 36 years, attempted to corral the government by trying to abolish departments and cut funding for programs. To a large extent, they have been unsuccessful in abolishing departments but Congress’ control of the purse strings has allowed them, when in the majority and even sometimes ...
- Despite the polls, I am still uneasy about this election October 24, 2016
Despite what the latest polls say, will we as Americans elect our first (in the words of Democratic Primary presidential candidate Martin O’Malley) fascist president? The polls say no—but I am still uneasy.
I have evangelical relatives who believe
their pastors who tell them that Trump, as imperfect as he is, was sent by god
I have conservative friends who ...
- Rush Limbaugh Is In Ruins – Bad News Coming From Every Direction – Including The Right October 24, 2016
organizations (some created by the Koch brothers) have contributed millions to Rush Limbaugh. What does this mean? For Rush, it means they helped sustain him while thousands of sponsors pulled their ads. It means this may lead to an investigation to see if the funding was done legally.According to the FCC, if you ...
- The poorly educated made a poorly-informed decision October 24, 2016
On the heels of his Nevada caucus victory on Feb. 24, 2016, Donald Trump famously said “I love the poorly educated.” As it turns out, he had very good reason to, because his greatest source of support comes from Americans with limited education. Ironically though, this obvious correlation has become the third rail of political analysis, ...
- Remember the Past? September 16, 2016
History was always one of those “who cares?” “boring” classes that most students endured but paid no attention to.
Unfortunately: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” george santayana
But that’s ok; Donald is allowing us to relive it.
From The History Place by Philip Gavin: and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Germany#Nazi_Germany.2C_1933.E2.80.931945
In Germany in 1930 poverty, and ...
- Bully August 31, 2016
A person who hurts, frightens, or tyrannizes over those who are smaller or weaker
Someone who is mean to others and who throws his weight around.
An overbearing or intimidating manner.
To make (one’s way) aggressively.
To behave like a bully.
To force one’s way aggressively or by intimidation:
A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have ...
- To the RNC and all those who call themselves Republicans. August 26, 2016
Am I my brother’s keeper?
Genesis 4:9. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and ...
- Did you pay your Fair Share? August 15, 2016
2014 Budget of the united states
From Office of Management and Budget
$3.506,000,000,000 (3.5 trillion) (actual)
2014 Gross Personal income in the United States
14,740,000,000,000 (14.7 trillion) (actual)
2014 Amount of Actual Government Expenditures for each dollar of Gross Personal Income: 3,506,000,000,000/14,740,000,000,000=$0.24 (24 Cents)
Fair Share = Gross Personal Income X 0.24:
Income = $100,000,000 Fair share = $24,000,000
Income = $1,000,000 ...
- Ted Cruz (and most Republican politicians) are hypocrites. April 17, 2016
The proof? Just listen to what they say; look at the laws they are passing. To deny any individual basic human rights based on your individual beliefs is outrageous, unethical, and contradicts the ideas of the founding fathers
. It is also contrary to the teachings of virtually all religions, and definitely not supported by what they ...
- Madison: Knowledge is Power April 16, 2016
“A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
From letter to W. T. Barry, Aug. ...
- Our founders were nearly all Infidels April 16, 2016
“The founders of our nation were nearly all Infidels, and that of the presidents who had thus far been elected not a one had professed a belief in Christianity…. Among all our presidents from Washington downward, not one was a professor of religion, at least not of more ...
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